Our facility uses a large amount of energy, so we saw significant potential savings for implementing a number of energy conservation projects. By changing the way we maintain and use some of our equipment, we were able to achieve substantial energy and dollar savings.
Air exhaust system: The air exhaust blower in the waste treatment area only needed to run during the time workers were present since it is utilized for ventilation purposes. The blower previously operated 24 hours per day and now only runs 8 hours per day. Creature-comfort column fans: We removed 90 fans in the working area. As part of the project it was explained to employees that the fans were generating heat thus working against the air conditioning system and increasing energy consumption. No complaints have been received thus far.
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Additional Information :
Involving employees in the process when undertaking a project like this is usually beneficial. The payback period was about 2 monts.